The Water-Method Man

by John Irving

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Written in English
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  • Literary,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction
The Physical Object
FormatMass Market Paperback
Number of Pages384
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9764557M
ISBN 100345367421
ISBN 109780345367426

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The Water-Method Man. New York: Random House, Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Price clipped. Toning to the white dust jacket. Short closed tear at the top flap fold. Top corner of front endpaper with erasure marks. The author's second book. Signed by the author on the title page. The Water Method Man () is the second novel written by American novelist John Irving (b. ). Reviews Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50! The Water-Method Man. IRVING, John. $ Item Number: New York: Random House, First edition of Irving’s second book. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For William with my appreciation. John Irving.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. The Water-Method Man. John Irving. Random House Inc, First Edition, First Printing. Cloth & Boards. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item # ISBN: A nice First Edition, First printing of John Irving's second book. With number line and "First Edition" indicative of a Random House first printing. The book is in fine condition.

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"The Water-Method Man" may be my favorite John Irving book so far. It is his first novel and the rough edges only enhance the hilarity found on its pages. To The Water-Method Man book honest, I picked it up on a whim since the main character's name is Fred "Bogus" Trumper and the jacket blurbs all declared how funny it was/5().

The Water-Method Man is no doubt the funniest of John Irving's novels that I have read, but it is much more than The Water-Method Man book (just as well for I do not generally read books for the humour - I have a problem seeing the humour when I read to myself - but I know that if I heard it read aloud I would find it very funny indeed!)/5(59).

The Water-Method Man is no doubt the funniest of John Irving's novels that I have read, but it is much more than that (just as well for I do not generally read books for the humour - I have a problem seeing the humour when I read to myself - but I know that if I heard it read aloud I would find it very funny indeed!)/5(78).

Praise for The Water-Method Man “Friendship, marriage, and family are his primary themes, but at that blundering level of life where mishap and folly—something close to joyful malice—perpetually intrude and distrupt, often fatally.

Life, in [John] Irving's fiction, is always under siege/5(12). The main character of John Irving’s second novel, written when the author was twenty-nine, is a perpetual graduate student with a birth defect in his urinary tract—and a man on the threshold of committing himself to a second marriage that bears remarkable resemblance to his first.

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The first three novels of this highly acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author. Compassionate, satirical, deeply insightful and humorous, these compelling novels have gained him millions of fans. Includes Setting Free the Bears, The Water-Method Man, and The Pound Marriage. Editions for The Water-Method Man: X (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in.

About The Water-Method Man “John Irving, it is abundantly clear, is a true artist.”—Los Angeles Times Fred “Bogus” Trumper has troubles. A divorced, broke graduate student of Old Norse in s New York, Trumper is a wayward knight-errant in the battle of the sexes and the pursuit of happiness: His ex-wife has moved The Water-Method Man book with his childhood best friend, his life is the subject of a tell.

The Water Method Man can accurately be situated among the long list of coming-of-age stories that often dominate the early works of developing authors. Where Trumper is a significant deviation from so many of those other young heroes whose aging is coming is, well, his age.

Trumper is a grad student who is old enough to already be a former grad. The Water-method Man Summary & Study Guide John Irving This Study Guide consists of approximately 34 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Water-method Man.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The Water-Method Man by John Irving, Pocket Books edition, The water-method man (edition) | Cited by: 4. The Water-method Man, by John Irving, is a novel about Fred ‘Bogus’ Trumper.

The novels contains the events of later s, the time when Trumper is going through a quarter-life crisis. The novels contains the events of later s, the time when Trumper is going through a quarter-life crisis.

John Irving: The Water-Method Man (review) Posted on Ma by christinasr. I claim John Irving to be one of my favorite authors.

That being said, I lack reading parts of his work and with this book, I’m trying to make up for it. Since I come to this book now and with the knowledge of. treatments for his urinary disorder. THE WATER-METHOD MAN follows Bogus on his journey to grow up and take responsibility for his life.

John Irving's second novel, written infeatures a character with what will become a hallmark of Irving's books in subsequent novels a. The Water-method Man Summary.

Fred "Bogus" Trumper is a young graduate student trying to figure out what to do with himself. Whether hitchhiking across Europe, playing the family man, or editing a movie about his own life, Bogus has trouble finishing anything. The Water-Method Man Book Summary and Study Guide. John Irving Booklist John Irving Message Board.

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Water-Method Man; Fred Trumper, a pathological liar and procrastinator, has earned himself the nickname "Bogus" from his two best friends, Merrill and Couth. After an early bout of gonorrhea, Bogus discovers.

John Irving is the hypermotor young man who wrote Setting Free the Bears and this is about another one &#; volatile, confident but lost, all on the surface since he doesn't "convey" anything, and on some special frequency which doesn't relate to much unless it might be Moby Dick, another grandiose geyser.

The literal symbolism throughout will be apparent from the very beginning when Fred. "The Water Method Man" could easily be renamed "John Irving's Frankenstein".

Bits of first-person and third-person narration, a movie script, and an Old Low Norse epic are patched together to form a book at times funny and other times almost unreadable. The end product is /5(56). Praise for The Water-Method Man "Friendship, marriage, and family are his primary themes, but at that blundering level of life where mishap and folly—something close to joyful malice—perpetually intrude and distrupt, often fatally.

Life, in [John] Irving's fiction, is always under siege. : The Water-Method Man: Published in New York by Random House in First Edition is stated on the copyright page. Book fine except for slight spotting, and slight fading along top and bottom edges.

DJ fine except for slight fading and spotting on front and back cover, slight rubbing on corners, and creasing on top edge of spine/5(K). The Water Method Man: Recorded Books: Walter Farley: The Black Stallion* Recorded Books: John Katzenbach: Hart's War* Recorded Books: Walter Satterthwaite: Wilde West* Recorded Books: John le Carre: A Perfect Spy: Recorded Books: Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone: Recorded Books: John le Carre: Call for the Dead: Recorded Books: Will Henry: I.

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Read More Fred 'Bogus' Trumper is a wayward knight-errant in the battle of the sexes and the pursuit of happiness.

The Water-Method Man John Irving. Language: english. ISBN File: EPUB, KB. Save for later. Most frequently terms. trumper bogus biggie colm ralph tulpen couth merrill You can write a book review and share your experiences.

Other readers will always be interested in your opinion. The title "The Water-Method Man," is one tinged with irony. It derives from the treatment (the water-method) that a French specialist in urology had prescribed for Fred Bogus Trumper, the principal character in the novel.

A birth defect had turned Trumper's urinary tract into "a narrow, winding road.". Get this from a library. The water-method man. [John Irving] -- Fred Trumper, a floundering late-twenty-something graduate student with serious commitment and honesty issues that earn him the nickname "Bogus," humorously recounts his various failures in life and.

In The Water-Method Man, we meet Fred "Bogus" Trumper, who is struggling to "grow up": his thesis is unfinished, he has problems committing to his wife and child, he remains drawn to a friend with whom he shared some wild times in Europe. John Irving's ability to write scenes that are both funny and sad is already evident in this book/5(16).

[Verse 1: Method Man] / Riding dirty, got a Ruger in your lap / Black suit,couple shooters from the trap / They done killed the homie brother / What you s'posed to do with.

Praise for The Water-Method Man “Friendship, marriage, and family are his primary themes, but at that blundering level of life where mishap and folly—something close to joyful malice—perpetually intrude and distrupt, often fatally. Life, in [John] Irving's fiction, is always under : Random House Publishing Group.

Get this from a library! The water-method man. [John Irving; Frank Muller] -- Bogus Trumper is advised by his urologist to try the infamous "water method" for his problem.“THREE OR FOUR TIMES AS FUNNY AS MOST NOVELS”: FIRST EDITION OF JOHN IRVING’S THE WATER-METHOD MAN.

IRVING, John. The Water-Method Man. New York: Random House, (). Octavo, original half navy cloth, original dust jacket. First edition of Irving’s critically praised second novel, in original dust jacket.Buy the Mass Market Paperback Book The Water-method Man by John Irving atCanada's largest bookstore.

Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. “John Irving, it is abundantly clear, is a true artist.”— Los Angeles Times Fred "Bogus" Trumper has troubles.

A divorced, broke graduate student of Old Norse in s New.